[frs-260] Possible security issues with Windows Server and IE


Problem

On Windows 2003 Server with Internet Explorer 8, some of the pages within FusionReactor, such as the Log Archive and Connector Status pages, do not load.The following error message is displayed instead.

Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.2; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Timestamp: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 07:40:30 UTC


Message: HTML Parsing Error: Unable to modify the parent container element before the child element is closed (KB927917)
Line: 0
Char: 0
Code: 0
URI: http://127.0.0.1:8088/fusionreactor/farchivestatus.cfm

Version:

8.0.6001.18702

Possible solutions

There are lots of potential workarounds for this problem. They are covered with the links below.

Note Users may also receive this error message if a Web page in a Trusted Sites Zone sends a HTTP 302 redirect to a page in the Internet Zone. With protected mode, Internet Explorer 7 and
later versions that are running on Windows Vista or a later operating system prevent redirects from Web pages that run at medium integrity to Web pages that run at low integrity for
security reasons. In these scenarios, users may receive a similar "Operation Aborted" error message. To resolve this issue, make sure that HTTP 302 redirects are for pages within the same
zone. For example, make sure that a redirect is from one Trusted Sites Zone page to another Trusted Sites Zone page. Or, make sure that both the source and the destination of the redirect
don't involve a change in Internet Explorer's protected mode status.

This text (from the first reference below) could be an explanation as to why this occurs on IE8 and only been visible in Windows Server as the HTTP 302 redirect also is a GET request.

Another workaround would be to download and install another browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

References

Issue Details

Type: Technote
Issue Number: FRS-260
Components: FusionReactor Settings
Environment:

Windows Server 2003 32-bit Virtual Machine
Internet Explorer 8

Resolution: Fixed
Last Updated: 09/Aug/11 12:46 PM
Affects Version:
Fixed Version: 4.0.0
Server:
Platform: Windows 2003
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